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Military set to open combat jobs to women

...perform in that (position). And I think that's where we're headed."In January 2013 then-Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey signed an order wiping away generations of limits on women fighting for...
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Historic visit to Libya by Pentagon chief

TRIPOLI, Libya - U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said "the torch of freedom" has passed to the Libyan people and he pledged during a historic visit Saturday to Tripoli that the...
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Keeping base closures isn't about economy, but security

...being considered by the Base Realignment and Closure Commission, I was reminded of an address given a few years ago by Leon Panetta, White House Chief of Staff under President Clinton and a former Congressman from Monterey, Calif. His topic then...
Alaska lawmakers pan report on oceans

...of politicians, scientists, fishermen and others, including former Alaska Gov. Tony Knowles. Commission Chairman Leon Panetta, White House chief of staff under President Clinton, said oceans need the same kind of protections President Teddy...
Panetta assures Afghans of full probe into video

...appears to violate international laws of warfare and further strains U.S.-Afghan relations.Defense Secretary Leon Panetta called Afghan President Hamid Karzai to offer assurances of a full investigation and the top Marine general promised...
Military looks to place quick forces after Libya Libya last September kept U.S. armed forces from responding in time to save four Americans.Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told Congress on Thursday that they moved...
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Con: Restoring defense cuts will only encourage our war hawks

...winding down two wars, so troop cutbacks are normal. We recently ended a combat role in Iraq, and Defense Secretary Leon Panetta now says we will do the same in Afghanistan by late 2013.Plowing the money savings back into equipment renovation...
Air Force: No significant changes near F-22 bases

...Combat Command at Joint Base Langley-Eustis in Virginia said in a statement to The Associated Press.Defense Secretary Leon Panetta ordered the restrictions Tuesday as the Air Force attempts to figure out what's causing pilots in the world's most...
The furor over CIA's assassination program

...with new ways to kill al-Qaida terrorists - as does Leon Panetta's wrongheaded decision to cancel this effort. Some...of the specific programmatic details of CIA Director Leon Panetta's recent disclosures to Congress, my view of their...
Senators: Hagel would face tough confirmation

...he's going to get many Republican votes," Graham said.Hagel, 66, is considered the leading candidate to replace Leon Panetta at the Pentagon, although a number of GOP senators have expressed reservations about a nomination. Their concerns...


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